UN Demands Permanent Opening of Libyan Oil


The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, called for the immediate, permanent, and unconditional end to the blockade imposed on oil production in Libya.

During a high-level meeting held on Libya, Guterres explained that the shutdown had deeply affected the economy of Libya. He added that the international financial review launched by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), played an important role in creating the necessary confidence to conduct an open discussion on the transparent allocation of resources, during the economic dialogue between the warring parties.

On his official Twitter account, the secretary-general tweeted: “The violations of the Security Council arms embargo is a scandal. It calls into question the basic commitment to peace of all those involved.” Guterres stated that the foreign deliveries of weapons, and other military support must stop immediately.